General Law Tuscaloosa | Dave Ryan Law
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ryan law LLC

Expertise you'll trust. People you'll like.

General | Education | Construction | Employment Law


Local Professionalism in Education, Employment Law and more.

Dave is a lifelong resident of Tuscaloosa.  After graduating from Tuscaloosa public schools he received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Alabama.  He has practiced law in Tuscaloosa continuously since that time, opening his own firm, Ryan Law, in 2019.  

Dave practices in the areas of school law, employment litigation, construction, trucking, personal injury, and wrongful death.  He has represented clients in state and federal courts throughout the West Alabama area, as well as before the EEOC, the Office of Civil Rights, and various other administrative agencies.  Dave has served as an adjunct professor with the University of Alabama School of Law and Shelton State Community College.  He is a frequent presenter in the areas of school and employment law.

Dave and his wife Laura have three children, Reid and Jackson, who are both students at the University of Alabama, and Carson, who attends Northridge High School.


About Me


Activities & Affiliations

• Alabama Bar Association, Member (Since 1993)
• U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama, 1994
• U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 200 & U.S. Supreme Court, 2004

Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys

• President, 2014-2015
• Vice-President, 2013-2014
• Board of Directors, 2007-2011, 2015-2016



University of Alabama
B.A., Juris Doctor, 1993

Alabama Association of School Boards

• Board/Superintendent Relations Task Force, 2016-present

Community Affiliations

• Tuscaloosa Public Education Building Authority, Chair 2005 - Present
• First United Methodist Church (Board member, Various Committees)
• Youth Baseball, Basketball and Softball Coaching


My Practice

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education law

The world of music is ever growing and evolving, and we’re not just talking about sound trends. With the consistent introduction of varying revenue streams and distribution channels, the opportunity for profit grows, but so does the complexity. That’s where we come in.

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general law

Demystifying art law is in itself a creative practice. It requires finesse, strategic structuring, and in many ways, empathy. At the end of the day, art and its worth are profoundly personal. That’s why we advise mediation or arbitration before stepping into litigation.

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Construction litigation

The way people consume entertainment is constantly in flux, so the laws must adapt quickly. Harris Ingram strives to anticipate these changes so you can focus more on creating the performance of a lifetime.

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administrative proceedings

The startup and small business marketplace is still a new and fierce frontier that requires legal advice from attorneys who are deeply entrenched in the particularities of venture financing. Our firm gives you an holistic approach, so your company can get the best competitive advantage.

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employment law

The internet, software, and technology are so pervasive that we can’t remember having ever lived without them. They make our lives simpler, but behind the curtain are fluctuating challenges in protection and monetization—challenges that our firm stays two steps ahead of.

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I have worked adversely with David Ryan on several cases for many years. He has proven to be a very capable, knowledgeable, and ethical attorney. He has an excellent reputation in our legal community and I can vouch for his character.
— Managing Partner Peer


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